An Evidence-based, Individualized Approach to the Management of Gastrointestinal Malignancies

 

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

5:30 – 6:00 PM: Registration and Dinner
6:00 – 8:00 PM: Meeting

Le Méridien Philadelphia
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
Meeting Room: Trumbauer Ballroom

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • iPads provided to enhance learning experience
  • Interactive, Case-based learning environment

FACULTY

Ankur Parikh, DO
Medical Director, Precision Medicine
Medical Director, GI Cancer Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Eastern Regional Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

Arturo Loaiza-Bonilla, MD, MSEd, FACP
Vice Chairman of the Department of Medical Oncology
Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Chief of Medical Oncology/Medical Director of Research
Comprehensive Care and Research Center
Philadelphia, PA

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed to meet the needs of medical oncologists, particularly community oncologists, oncology nurses, and other health care professionals involved in caring for patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Review evidence and guideline recommendations for optimally sequencing different treatment modalities across subsequent lines of therapy for advanced and metastatic gastric (GC) and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancers.
  • Discuss strategies to individualize therapy for advanced and metastatic GC and GEJ cancers based on patient’s characteristics and biomarkers across lines of treatment.
  • Review the clinical evidence of the prognostic and predictive value of anatomical characteristics and biomarkers in guiding treatment selection for advanced and metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) across lines of therapy.
  • Review the biology of α-fetoprotein (AFP) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); explain the clinical significance of elevated serum AFP; and discuss AFP’s role as a prognostic and predictive biomarker in HCC.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose:

This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Credits:

2.0 ANCC Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement:

Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Awarded 2.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

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In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

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Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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